Pam Grier is Jackie Brown

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jackie1 It’s no secret that one Mr. Canacorn has a couple of loves in his life (other than The Wife and baby Chuy)…

Vinyl and soundtracks! So in celebrating all things Pam this week, I figured we’d talk about the Jackie Brown OST today!

We’ve all been told what a genius Quentin Tarantino is when it comes to picking music for his films…and I really have to agree wholeheartedly.

Sure, sure, I’d love for him to finally hook up with a composer that could whip up an amazing score, but just like Martin Scorsese before him, QT knows how to pick existing songs that can capture the viewers attention and really solidify a scene.

What really impressed me about the Jackie Brown soundtrack was QT’s ballsy choice to use such recognizable songs and still be able to give them a whole new life within the JB universe.

Let’s take a look and a listen to some choice cuts, shall we? Just click on the pic and be transported to wonderful world of YouTube!

Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack
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Strawberry Letter 23The Brothers Johnson
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Who Is He (And What Is He to You?)Bill Withers
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Tennessee StudJohnny Cash
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Natural HighBloodstone
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Long Time WomanPam Grier
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Street LifeRandy Crawford
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Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This TimeThe Delfonics
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Midnight ConfessionsThe Grass Roots
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Inside My LoveMinnie Riperton
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The Lions and the CucumberThe Vampire Sound Incorporation
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Monte Carlo NightsElliot Easton’s Tiki Gods
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and even though it’s not a music video, but because I’m thinking about Jackie Brown, I just have to throw this video in here:

The PSYCHODELIC SOUNDS of…

JR. AND HIS SOULETTES!

I just purchased this amazing 1971 record (sound unheard) the other day based on the cover alone.

Look closely at the center picture…here, I’ll help:

That’s a 10 year old playing guitar behind his head while doing the splits!!!!

I wish you could hear the sheer brilliance of this junior funk masterpiece…oh wait…here’s a Myspace page for Jr.

FUNKY!

These kids can play…Jr’s picking is pretty tight, but the girls steal the show on most songs with their dueling organ techniques…I mean, what’s cooler than a six year old girl slamming away at a WAW-WAW organ on songs called “MOMMA, LOVE TEQUILLA” and “THING, DO THE CREEP“? Beats me…but as of this morning…nothing.

And if you’re all techno savvy or whatever I believe this site has provided a way to download the album HERE.

Seriously, get hip to this shit.

Two For Tuesdays

I was not familiar with R&B singer / songwriter DON COVAY until last week. A fellow employee at the record store popped on a greatest hits cd that stopped me in my tracks. Don had that great storytelling ability with minute attention to detail* I’ve only noticed in R. Kelly’s greatest efforts.

This one has become my personal favorite:

SOMEBODY’S BEEN ENJOYING MY HOME

He drank the last six pack of beer?! That bastard!

While poking around for Mr. Covay songs I came across this little gem about…..JAWS?!

SIX MILLION DOLLAR FISH

Wow…

*See: I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT…

Two For Tuesdays

It’s Tuesday, which means another musical double shot. Today, I bring you, The Philosopher of Soul, Johnnie Taylor.


Who’s makin’ love?


Running out of lies.